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DHHS Recovery home > Stimulus Projects and Investment areas > Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Office: Office of Elder Services
Program: Senior Community Service Employment Program
Budget Estimate: $147.161
Federal Agency(s) Department of Labor
  • $120 million has been allocated to carry out Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965. Maine will receive 147,161 for this program.
  • This provides part time community employment to individuals who are 55 and over and who have “poor employment prospects”. 
  • This program is administered through the Office of Elder Services and is then contracted to Goodwill Industries statewide.
  • March 10, 2009 was the deadline for the application to Department of Labor for the additional amount.  We do not yet know when the funds will be received.
  • HHS was briefed by letter on this program on March 10, 2009 and the committee voiced no objections.  States have no discretion over how these funds are spent.
  • This money will support part-time employment for 12 additional individuals.
  • No additional staff will be needed to administer this program.

Preliminary Budget Narrative

March 10, 2009


Total Amount of Federal Grant

Administration Costs – Headquarters


Administration Costs –



Participant Wages and Fringe Benefits Costs

Other Participant Costs

Non-Federal Match

Total Funding Available




A part-time Coordinator (at approximately $12-14/hour for 20 hours/week) will be hired to conduct outreach and recruitment efforts in under-served counties in Maine.

Based on 12 participant slots, at $7.25/hour (Maine’s minimum wage) for 20-25 hours/week

Travel reimbursements, supplies

Match in the form of Host Agency supervisory time, equipment and resources of several Area Agencies on Aging


















Percentage of Grant Amount